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New-Look Play Area at Coopers Meadow

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Our thanks to Marlborough St Mary's for inviting us to hold our consultation at the school on Wednesday 18 July, and especially to all of you who came along and gave us your comments.  We're all set to have the new play area in place in October.

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Budding Picassos at Preshute!

 

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On Tuesday, 17 July, our Mayor, Lisa Farrell, popped along to Preshute School together with the Chairman of Marlborough in Bloom, Steve Pascall.  They were there to present the winners of the In Bloom Art Competition with their prizes kindly donated by The White Horse Bookshop.  The Mayor spent time chatting with pupils and teachers and admiring the rain collection project which also was part of this year’s South West in Bloom campaign and visited by RHS judge, Su Maddocks, last week.  Well done to all entrants of the art competition -  their masterpieces, all based on the theme of ‘Birds’, can still be seen in the window of the former Lighting of Distinction shop in the High Street.  What talented children we have in Marlborough.

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RHS South West in Bloom Judging Day

There was a real feeling of "everyone's a winner" in the Town Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday, 10 July at the end of a glorious day that really helped show our lovely town off at it's best to the RHS judges. There was cake - thank you Waitrose! - awards for the Henry George Garden competition entrants, help from the extended family with Cathy and Pat Weatherly and Jenny Pascall behind the cake table, a rendition of 'happy birthday' to our Mayor led by MiB chairman Steve Pascall, and we even managed to film the BBC film crew, caught on camera with Anna Forbes and Val Compton, IYN entrants and MiB stalwarts... and Geoffrey the Otter. Well done everyone - now for the long wait until October when the awards will be announced.

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On Tuesday morning, 10 July, we welcomed RHS South West in Bloom judges Martin Abrahams and Su Maddocks to Marlborough.  There's more than ever for them to see this year, and we wish Marlborough in Bloom the very best of luck in the competition.

 (L-R: MiB Chairman Steve Pascall, Town Clerk Shelley Parker, RHS judge Sue Maddocks, Town Mayor Cllr. Lisa Farrell, Grounds Manager Nigel Weatherly, RHS judge Martin Abrahams and Bloomers Anne Crawley, Val Compton and Anna Forbes)

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Bloomers on a spruce & shine

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Wednesday, 4 July and the Bloomers are all set for a spruce & shine in preparation for judging day for South West in Bloom - TUESDAY 10 JULY
Well done and thank you to all involved, you really make a difference.

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 Marlborough in Bloom are calling for volunteers to help serve tea and cakes on Tuesday 10 July in the Town Hall on Judging Day.
Please contact us on 01672 512487 or enquiries@marlborough-tc.gov.uk for details. If horticulture is not your thing, this is another way to get involved and support Marlborough in Bloom!

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Civic Service - A Celebration of Schools and Education

 

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On a beautifully warm summer Sunday, 24 June 2018, invited dignitaries and Wiltshire Mayors, community groups and our local parishioners joined Town Mayor Lisa Farrell and Town Councillors in a service of celebration led by Rev. Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy at St Mary's Church.  Dr Janneke Blokland, Assistant Chaplain at Marlborough College and students from our local schools took part in the service with a song - 'Genies and Rainbows' from Preshute Primary School Choir, a reading by Ellie Slater, Head Girl of St John's Academy with student Frankie Griest playing a piano piece, Marlborough St Mary's choir's rendition of 'Why We Sing' and pupils reading a prayer.

The congregation and guests were then invited back to the Town Hall to see a display put on by the schools and Marlborough College showing how education has changed over the years, with some fascinating pictures and documents loaned by Rob and Angie Dickens looking back at the history of education in Marlborough.  Refreshments and some fabulous cakes were provided by Sandra Bull and her wonderful team from Macmillan Cancer Support. Our thanks go to everyone who helped make this such a memorable event.  Read more and see photos here...

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